I'm planning a possible calamity of a family get together for Xmas eve. I've got a large group of about ten. I'm looking for a moderately priced place that appeals to a broad range of new england raised tastes(mediteranean or seafood). Also fun, seasonally festive, and loud(to cover the lack of talking) is ok.
Shelly's NY sounds like a festive place, near Rockefeller Center that you COULD get out of moderately if you tried. Is the food any good though? What's the price range?
Safety Bet is Ithaka, or I've thought about Candela based on price and Chowhound recomendations in the past.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.